12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.
9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world! He is truth – giving truth to everyone who receives Him. He is full of grace and truth and He gives these things to us. He graces us by saving us! Our Savior comes! His reward is with Him. We who were not a people are now the people of God. We are His Holy People, not because we deserve to be (we don’t) but because of God’s grace. We are the Redeemed of the Lord – we are Sought After!
God has thoroughly pursued me. He loves me… He wants me! I am called “Sought After!” If I would pursue God a fraction of the way He has pursued me – our relationship would flourish. Thankfully God is patient with me. He knows that I am flesh, stuck in this earthly body, surrounded by a sinful environment, a godless culture. He pursues me still. Jesus brings truth, grace and light to my life and I am so thankful!
Father – my response is to worship You! Thank you for these rewards… thank You for seeking and pursuing me. I pursue You. Jesus, I belong to You. I love You for that!